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Google Earth Voyager story highlights Indigenous cultural heritage

Canadian Geographic Education offers a new multimedia educational resource centred on Indigenous content
  • Aug 07, 2018
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Canadian Geographic Education has launched its fourth Google Earth Voyager story, focusing on the cultural practices of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The latest in a series that has previously featured Canada’s original place names and examined the dark history of residential schools, this Google Earth Voyager story celebrates the cultural heritage of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

This multimedia Google Earth Voyager story builds on the momentum of other Canadian Geographic projects. Canadian Geographic has been making a concentrated effort to work with Indigenous partners to produce content and stories about Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission made 94 calls to action that lay out recommendations for ways that Canada can work towards reconciliation, among which is the need for more culturally appropriate educational resources. Recently, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society celebrated the release of its long-awaited Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada and companion app. 

In this story, videos, photos and audio clips highlight arts and crafts such as the First Nations’ jingle dress dances, Métis flower beadwork, Inuit soapstone carvings and much more. Can Geo Education encourages teachers to use this story in their classrooms as a starting point to explore and learn more about the culture of Indigenous Peoples across Canada.

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